Photo by Mike Scott
Princeton graduate Liz Costello — one of two
the only three-time cross country champions in Heps history (with Kate Wiley) — claimed gold at the North America, Central America and Caribbean Athletic Association (NACAC) Cross Country Championship held in Port of Spain, Trinidad & Tobago, Saturday.
Costello pulled away from silver medalist Tonya Nero on the third and final two-kilometer loop through Queen’s Park Savannah.
Costello finished in 20:26.52, six seconds ahead of Nero, who edged American Laura Thweatt for second. Nero’s medal was only individual one not claimed by Canadian or U.S. runners. Cam Levins, who had a spectacular indoor season at Southern Utah, won the men’s race for his native Canada.